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Overheard at Cargo Facts Asia

Overheard at Cargo Facts Asia

May 18, 2017 at 10:04 am 0 comments

SHANGHAI – A record crowd of senior executives from all links in the air cargo supply chain gathered at the Grand Hyatt in Shanghai late last month for Cargo Facts Asia 2017 – the sixth annual presentation of what is now undeniably the region’s premier industry event. After five yearsRead More

Freight trains and freighter aircraft on the old Silk Road

Freight trains and freighter aircraft on the old Silk Road

February 3, 2017 at 10:55 am 0 comments

Just five years ago, DB Schenker launched the first China-to-Europe rail freight service, with a single train rolling from Chongqing in west-central China to Duisburg, Germany. Schenker touted the service as cheaper than air and faster than sea, but the launch was met with a certain amount of skepticism inRead More

Global Buy, Global Sell

Global Buy, Global Sell

November 29, 2016 at 10:51 am 0 comments

Early last year, when Daniel Zhang took over as CEO of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, he said the company was going to globalize, that the new goal was “Global buy and global sell.” In his view, Alibaba’s market was no longer China, but the world. But how to reach theRead More

Breaking News: UPS firm-orders 14 747-8Fs

Breaking News: UPS firm-orders 14 747-8Fs

October 27, 2016 at 8:45 am 0 comments

Shortly after warning investors that the 747-8F was facing an unprecedented level of future uncertainty as the program’s order backlog dwindled, Boeing announced a massive firm-order for fourteen of the jumbo freighters (and options for up to 14 more) from express giant UPS. The order was announced simultaneously with UPS’ releaseRead More

Silk Way now has four 747-8Fs, and a fifth is on the way.

Silk Way Airlines set to take off in the US and Russia

September 6, 2016 at 10:32 am 0 comments

After nearly a decade since the initial filing, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) has granted Silk Way Airlines, and its subsidiaries, permission to operate scheduled freighter flights to and from the US with a revised foreign air carrier permit.  This new market-access is likely to fuel growth for theRead More

Silk Way goes big

Silk Way goes big

July 19, 2016 at 10:52 am 0 comments

Passing almost unnoticed at the Farnborough Air Show last week was an agreement signed by Silk Way Airlines and Ilyushin Finance Company (IFC), concerning the lease of an An-124-100. This was not a firm order, but the companies said they expected to firm the deal within a month. Azerbaijan-based charterRead More

747-400F at Hahn Airport (HHN)

Where’s the beef?

June 7, 2016 at 10:40 am 0 comments

Where’s the beef? Not on the tables of hungry Chinese diners – or at least not often enough nor in sufficient quantity. At least that seems to be the conclusion drawn by Shanghai Yiqian Trading, the Chinese company that is buying Germany’s Frankfurt Hahn Airport (HHN). According to company ChairmanRead More

Solve the 747-8F mystery! Win fabulous prizes!

Solve the 747-8F mystery! Win fabulous prizes!

April 8, 2016 at 10:38 am 13 comments

It’s Friday, right? The day we usually try to lighten things up. Maybe post some videos, or find a bit of humor somewhere in the air freight world, or dream up a quiz. Today, we’ll combine most of the above. Not humor (unless you count the photo at right), but aRead More